XvT-DB 9: The Shadow Academy: Dark Fury

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2003-04-04
Last updated: 2009-02-22

Darth Vader

Average rating: 3.4
Reviews: 8
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 97
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for XvT
  • Battle Reviews

    COL Locke Setzer



    I played this version after playing the much superior XWA version, so my initial recommendation would be to play that instead. But that may be overtly harsh - it's a perfectly fine battle. Perhaps a bit too hard, but pretty well designed and plotted.

    CM Benji Tandor



    A decent plot with impressive fleet battles. Hellish missions bring it down.

    My ninety-second battle in the TIE Corps.

    GN Triji Boliv



    Not much to say about this one. A little uninspired, and I am not entirely sure it really fits in the Dark Brotherhood theme of battles. I would have liked to have seen more Force or Sith theming within the missions themselves. Felt more like a traditional TIE Corps series of missions.

    COL Phalk Sturm



    An excellent battle. Challenging, fun and straightforward, and features a nice minefield to clear up, plus some dogfighting, recon and capship bombing. Maybe not the best, but a solid, good-to-fly and simple, yet effective fun mission.

    AD Hav Antiel



    I played this mission on easy, so I probably can't give an unbiased review, but I found the missions pretty straightforward and easy. One mission saw my fellow DB pilots complete the mission without my assistance! At least the TIE/IN wasn't shielded in the first mission. That's a plus.

    COL Rau Aznable



    The difficulty of this battle depends only on the difficulty level that you're willing to play with. The problem is always completing the missions and not getting killed. Nevertheless, this battle serves its purpose as a training battle for the Dark Brotherhood. This battle also deserves a plus in rating for the communication messages, where what's important is the pilot's "expensive craft" and not the pilot himself.

    CM TK-9780



    The battle rather too easy, the player never really feels threatened, it not what one would expect of a Jedi battle. Some of the mission goals are far too easy to reach/obtain, and the placement of craft in other mission is rather annoying, and at seemingly time pointless.

    Darth Vader



    Wow. What can I say! Awesome battle. Five Stars! :P Easy, but that was the intention.

    Battle Bug Reports

    GN Dunta Polo


    Mission 3: TIE Bomber group Sloth is referred to as a TIE Interceptor group in the briefing text, it also only attacks the Rebel FRGs Assault and not the STRKC Force. Gunboat group Rage only attacks the Rebel FRG Assault and ignores the STRKC Force. PLT/6 Shadow only attacks Rebel starfighters within range and not always attacking starships. FRG Ruin only attacks the Rebel STRKC Force and not the FRG group Assault or starfighters when in range. CRV Arcturus only attack Rebel X-wings when in range, unless fired upon. DREAD Dungeon only attacks Rebel FRGs Assault and not any other Rebel craft unless fired upon first.

    Mission 4: TIE Bomber group Anger only attacks Rebel STRKC Slayer or ESC Snare, ignoring all other Rebel craft. Rebel X-Wing group Red only attack TIE Interceptor group Druid. Y-wings Gold only attack ISD Dominance. Y-wing group Blue only attacks ESC Forerunner or ISD Dominance. Rebel starships and platform only return fire instead of targeting all EH craft as soon as they enter firing range.

    High Scores

    Battle Total: 225,215 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
    Mission 1: 55,960 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
    Mission 2: 53,920 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
    Mission 3: 45,039 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
    Mission 4: 70,296 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07

    Top Ten

    (of available records)

    1 225,215 LCM Vanguard88 2023-09-07
    2 170,616 COL Rau Aznable 2005-03-08
    3 170,028 COL Vladet Xavier 2003-08-11
    4 150,404 COL TK-7764 2003-05-01
    5 137,730 GN Dax Corrin 2003-04-17
    6 110,625 MAJ Tuba 2011-05-23
    7 109,776 SL Condar Freed 2004-07-07
    8 108,230 MAJ VinDoros 2003-04-15
    9 101,346 COL CrimsonFury 2003-04-26
    10 99,736 MAJ Marcus Caine 2003-12-04

    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 88 pilots a total of 95 times.

    GN Abel Malik - 2003-04-09

    HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2021-03-24

    GN Andrzej Mezynski - 2005-01-12

    COL Angel

    AD Apophis Kuma - 2003-10-05

    CM Arcanix - 2003-10-14

    CM Benji Tandor - 2023-06-30

    MAJ Bobxavi

    LC Choosh - 2003-04-09

    LC Chris Cox - 2003-04-12

    CPT Con Selar - 2003-08-13

    SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-07

    COL CrimsonFury - 2003-04-26

    LC Curtis - 2004-07-21

    LC Daisuke Airyu

    AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-04-11

    CPT Dante - 2003-08-18

    Darth Vader

    GN Dax Corrin - 2003-04-17

    MAJ Delak Krennel - 2003-07-13

    COL Drak - 2004-08-29

    GN Dunta Polo - 2009-08-12

    LT Eifel

    GN Exar Kit - 2003-04-06

    LC Frey Gallandro - 2003-04-12

    AD Gidda - 2005-01-17

    COL Gyssler - 2015-03-17

    AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-15

    MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-27

    MAJ Hunter - 2003-05-19

    MAJ Jack Stone - 2003-05-31

    CPT Jan Pieter - 2004-08-31

    CM Kalith Jaenus

    MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2023-12-03

    LC Kenath Zoron - 2003-08-07

    COL Locke Setzer - 2023-09-19

    CPT Mad Max - 2003-04-26

    CM Magnus Vader - 2004-07-05

    COL Malidir - 2004-07-27

    FA Marcin Szydlowski

    MAJ Marcus Caine - 2003-12-04

    CPT Marenac

    GN Mark Schueler - 2016-02-08

    CM Michael K Starburst - 2003-07-04

    COL Moagim Daar

    COL Mouse Droid - 2004-07-04

    COL Nightmare - 2003-04-06

    FA Pellaeon

    HA Pete Mitchell - 2019-01-20

    COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-31

    COL Phantom - 2003-04-06

    FA Pickled Yoda

    MAJ Praetorian - 2003-06-15

    CM Predator

    CPT Predator

    MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

    AD Proton - 2003-04-15

    COL Raith Sienar - 2005-03-11

    GN Rancorous

    AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-08-10

    COL Rau Aznable - 2005-03-08

    GN Ric Hunter

    CM Sabbath - 2003-10-19

    LC Savageaz

    SL SAvageAz Mk.III

    COL Shae Kitane - 2003-06-06

    CM Shinobi

    LC Spade

    LC Thorn - 2003-06-19

    AD TK-2107 - 2003-04-21

    COL TK-7764 - 2003-05-01

    CM TK-9780 - 2003-04-09

    COL Torres

    GN Triji Boliv - 2022-07-05

    MAJ Tuba - 2011-05-23

    CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-09

    LCM Valjean - 2003-10-16

    LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-07

    CPT Vertigo

    MAJ VinDoros - 2003-04-15

    COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-08-11

    CPT Von Predator - 2004-07-25

    CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-30

    CM Xanatos Screed

    COL Zeth Durron

    MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2005-01-28

    VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

    COL Zystem Fryar - 2003-06-15

    Title: The Shadow Academy: Dark Fury
    Missions: 4
    Medal: N/A
    Game Platform: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
    Author: RSV/FA Darth Vader/M/FRG Phoenix/Reserves - TC #718 - quentinj@nmt.edu
    Required patches
    * EH Ship Patch for XvT
    Installation instructions
    1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
    2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
    3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
    4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
    5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions
    See plotline.doc